Higher throughput, more precise metal detection, hardened transport rollers

Balingen, July 23rd 2010 - Bizerba has equipped the check weighers of the CWE series with new operational options. Now they can be integrated into a double-tracked packaging line as a dual track version and weigh and classify up to 800 packages per minute. Also the performance of the optional metal detectors could be increased by 10 per cent; so even the smallest metal particles can be reliably detected in the future. For use in dusty and humid environments, the check weighers are from now on offered with hardened rollers. As these are not subject to abrasion, the belts remain white and have to be changed less frequently.

The new dual track solution

In double-tracked packaging lines with a high production throughput, the CWE 1500 will be integrated as a dual track version in the future. â€Å“The clients can decide themselves how they use the potential additional performance: they can either halve the transport speed of both belts and thereby significantly stabilise the production flow, making it more fail-safe or they can reach a new throughput record of up to 800 packages per minute by working both tracks at maximum speedâ€Â says Dieter Conzelmann, Director Industry Solutions at Bizerba. The Bizerba applications team provides customer-specific consultation for questions regarding system integration.

The CWE dual track is equipped with a 12.1â€â„¢Ãƒ¢â‚¬Ã¢â€ž¢ colour touch display on which the operator can view all relevant information regarding the production process. The display varies from a digital speed indicator, to a bar chart of the last n packages and to a Gaussian distribution which enables well established control of the give-away.

Optimised metal detection

Bizerba has completely reengineered the MD series of metal detectors. The detection precision was thereby increased by 10 per cent. In the future, even the smallest metal particles can be detected in foods. â€Å“Even the smallest scandals and complaints with regard to the quality of food can have serious consequences for a business and often seriously affect sales and market share for years. With the new metal detectors, this corporate risk is reduced to a minimumâ€Â says Conzelmann. Any contaminated packages are separated from the production by means of a separation system with pushers.

If the optional colour touch display is used, the metal detector automatically informs the operator at regular intervals that the metal detector has to be checked with regard to functionality and precision. All checks are documented and provide maximum transparency regarding production safety.

Hardened transport rollers

Bizerba now provides especially hardened transport rollers for all CWE types in order to counteract the following phenomenon: especially in the dusty and humid environments found in bakeries and butcherâ€â„¢s shops, the normal abrasion of the light deflection and transport rollers can abrade aluminium dust which deposits on the transport belts and blackens them. In order to avoid the formation of dirt, the new rollers are finished with an eloxal layer. It is harder than stainless steel and can therefore theoretically have an unlimited service life.

About Bizerba:

Bizerba is a leading, worldwide-operating technology company offering professional system solutions in scale, label, information and food service technologies, in the retail, food industry, producing and logistic segments. Sector-specific hardware and software, high-performance network-compatible management systems as well as a wide selection of labels, consumables and business services ensure transparent control of integrated business processes and high-level availability of Bizerba-specific performance features.

Worldwide, Bizerba is present in over 120 countries – with 41 shareholdings in 23 countries, as well as 54 country distributors. In 2009, company turnover decreased by approx. 9 % compared to previous year. The companyâ€â„¢s headquarters, with a staff of 3,000, is located in Balingen, Germany. Further manufacturing facilities are located in Meßkirch, Bochum, Vienna (Austria), Pfäffikon (Switzerland), Milan (Italy), Shanghai (China), Forest Hill (USA) and San Luis Potosi (Mexico).

For enquiries, please contact:

Bizerba GmbH & Co. KG
Claudia Gross
Director Global Marketing and Communication
Wilhelm-Kraut-Straße 65
D-72336 Balingen
Telephone +49 7433 12-33 00
Fax +49 7433 12-5 33 00
E-mail: [email protected]

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53113 Bonn
Telefon +49 228 620 43 84
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